Ceratrichomyia behara

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Ceratrichomyia behara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Flies
Suborder: Aschiza
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Microdontinae
Genus: Ceratrichomyia
Species: C. behara
Binomial name
Ceratrichomyia behara
Séguy, 1951


The combination of a complete transverse suture on the mesoscutum and a constricted abdomen is only found in Ceratrichomyia, Indascia Keiser, Indascia, 1958, Thompsodon gen. n. and certain species of Paramixogaster Brunetti, 1923. Males are easily distinguished from all these taxa by the long pilosity of the basoflagellomere, and also by sternite 4, which is covered by the genital capsule. From Paramixogaster this genus also differs by the unfused tergites 3 and 4. Females are unknown.






  • Reemer, M. & G. Stahls 2013. Phylogenetic relationships of Microdontinae (Diptera: Syrphidae) based on molecular and morphological characters. Systematic Entomology 38 (4): 661-688.
  • Séguy, E. 1951. Trois nouveaux Syrphides de Madagascar (Dipt.). Revue Fr. Ent. 18: 14-18.